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Connecting, Engaging, and Building Community for Innovation

Drawing on the NCID’s Diversity Scholars Network, the Anti-Racism Collaborative brings together small interdisciplinary groups of scholars — including Collaborative grantees — as a part of scholarly community to share/exchange ideas, projects, and progress; leverage scholars’ respective expertise around research/methodological issues and challenges; identify points of complementarity across projects to support potential collaboration.

Diversity Scholars Network at U-M

The Anti-Racism Collaborative will partner with NCID’s Diversity Scholars Network (DSN), an interdisciplinary scholarly community committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI). Network scholars study many DEI related topics, including but not limited to themes of identity, culture, representation, difference, inequality and equity, power, oppression, and justice — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

This 900+ scholars network represents more than 200 institutions across the world, comprised of tenured, tenure-track, research and clinical faculty, lecturers, research staff, and postdoctoral fellows who conduct research related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please visit our DSN site and directory to view profiles of the hundreds of DSN members currently at U-M.

You can also use the directory to search for DSN scholars (locally and nationally) studying many topics related to racism, racial, equity, and racial justice. We also welcome inquiries from scholars interested in joining the Network in our next application cycle.

The Anti-Racism Collaborative will regularly create “scholar story” features to spotlight and promote U-M scholars and scholarship focused on racism, racial equity, and racial justice, both on this site and through a variety of promotional outlets.

Kamala Harris Syllabus Project

In partnership with the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, the NCID issued a call for contributions to the Kamala Harris Syllabus, a project designed to assist the nation and world in probing the significance of Kamala Harris and the vice presidency in this moment of change, challenge, and debate in American democracy and international affairs. Scholars across all disciplines were invited to submit suggestions for books, articles, podcasts, and other educational material that will be curated by a team of editors and featured on a public website. Among other things, this website will be a resource to scholars, students, and practitioners across the nation and world who witnessed and now seek to contextualize Harris’ inauguration. One goal of this project is to provide resources for analysis of interconnections of race, gender, and other social identities as they relate to issues of leadership. The NCID will host the syllabus website, which will be available nationally in April 2021.

Diversity Public Scholarship

The NCID elevates diversity public scholarship by supporting the production, dissemination, and application of scholars’ work through two outlets:

Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues is an online magazine that regularly features cutting edge thought and scholarship by diversity scholars across the country for public access and engagement.

Currents is a scholarship-to-practice journal under Michigan Publishing with the goal of translating cutting-edge scholarship into concise, accessible briefs to inform researchers, practitioners, leaders, policymakers, and the broader public conversation.

These publications often feature research and scholarship focused on racial inequality and racial justice and anti-racist praxis. Examples include: